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Mobocrat

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Mobocrat One who favors a form of government in which the unintelligent populace rules without restraint.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n mobocrat One of the mobocracy or turbulent, mob; a leader of the mob; a demagogue.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Mobocrat a demagogue
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Contr. for L. mobile (vulgus), the fickle (multitude); movēre to move.

Usage

In literature:

Even the socialists and mobocrats are not native.
"That Fortune" by Charles Dudley Warner
They say we are a menace; and we are a menace to all mobocrats and pilfering thieves.
"The Centralia Conspiracy" by Ralph Chaplin
We'd learned our lesson about mobocrat milishies.
"The Lions of the Lord" by Harry Leon Wilson
Some of the mobocrats attempted chase, but soon gave it up.
"The American Prejudice Against Color" by William G. Allen
The mobocratic demonstrations in the Northern States were the thermometer of public feeling upon the subject of slavery.
"History of the Negro Race in America from 1619 to 1880. Vol. 2 (of 2)" by George Washington Williams
This is from Mr. Morris, whom our mobocrats loathe for an aristocrat.
"The Red City" by S. Weir Mitchell
Both papers were treated to mobocratic attacks.
"John Greenleaf Whittier" by W. Sloane Kennedy
Were they an ignorant rabble, with no higher motives than the gratification of a mobocratic spirit?
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine Vol. IV, No. 19, Dec 1851" by Various
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